LIBERTY CO., GA (WTOC) - A former employee of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office stood before a judge charged with the murder of 42-year-old Lori Arrowood, who disappeared from her home Saturday night.
Kenneth Lumpkin walked down the hall of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office on Thursday morning before facing a judge and being denied bond. Lumpkin was also handed his termination papers from Liberty County Jail where he worked as a detention officer.
Detectives said Lumpkin was friends with Arrowood. Her body was found Wednesday along a log trail in Long County. Interviews with Lumpkin prompted investigators to search the Arrowood home, where they found evidence that they said linked him to her disappearance and death.
"To come out to the search and rescue and you're responsible for the pain the family is going through and you're the cause of it is beyond me," said Arrowood's sister Kris Elliott.
The Liberty County Sheriff's Office called the GBI as soon as they suspected one of their own employees could be involved.